Turkey Vulture soaring

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Turkey Vulture

  • 16.5” x 34.5” in the frame
  • Watercolor and ink on Watercolor paper
  • $1050 framed
  • Signed, Digital Print, approx size 16″x 34″ – $495

That naked red head, which resembles a turkey’s, allows this bird to eat carrion and not have any of the meal adhere to it. Their Latin (scientific) name is Cathartes aura meaning “cleansing breeze”. Large, but lightweight, these birds are able to fly high (airline captains report seeing them at 20,000 feet), soaring for hours without flapping their wings. The sight of this bird brings to mind our mortality.

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